|The Seventh Continent|
|Welcome to "The Seventh Continent",
Ethan's Antarctic Home Page
To all of you who have found your way here thanks to International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Ahoy, Me Hearties!
If you found my webpage mentioned in the April, 2005, edition of "Cooking Light" Magazine. You'll find my mention of cooking Thai curry in the Antarctic here.
Last summer's Ice Cube deployment went well - they added 13 new strings to the 8 we installed the year before. Next year's plans include at least 14 new strings.
If you've been here before, you might want to look for the most recent entries in my journal. Due to the ongoing reconfiguration of my webpage at new hosting facilities, my gallery and site search and recent modifications page are not yet working.
The feedback is also out of order for the moment. Sorry about the inconvenience.
The answer to the number one question, "how many continents are there?" is seven: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia (in decreasing order of size).
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Living and Working on the 7th Continent
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
The Dome, built in 1975, is getting buried too deeply in the snow to dig out every year and needs to be replaced. The new station is being brought online as parts of it are completed. The new Galley went operational at the beginning of the 2003 Winter season. The new Bio-Med, Laundry and Store were opened to the general station population at the end of the 2003-2004 Summer season, and the new Greenhouse had its first plants by mid-winter 2004. The last two pods, A4 summer housing, and B4, the gymnasium were enclosed as the 2004-2005 summer ended. About the only interior work left to do on the newest pods is the gymnasium floor. The new station has been under construction for several years with about a year left to go. Once it's done and the old buildings under the dome demolished, the dome will go, too, possibly in the 2008-2009 season. The old freshie shack and old workout room went in 2003; 2005 saw seen the demise of the old greenhouse, the old galley and the old bar; even Bio-Med is gone. As the 2006 winter began, the Annex is the first under the hammer, and the Comms demolition started around mid-winter. Science, and Upper Berthing will have their turn soon. To save power, the Dome is now completely dark.
Lake Hoare in the McMurdo Dry Valleys
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